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Re: Pterosaurian etymologies?
Jaime Headden wrote:
> All I can find is that "belono" refers to Beloño, Asturias, Spain
> [España], as found in a variety of other "belono-" taxa. Beloño is on
> Pyrenean the border with France, and references also cite "Frankish"
> origin of this form, whatever it was (I have not read Kühn, 1961, who
> decided it was not a pterosaur), and the describing author, Broili, was
> French; _chasma_ Grk. = "mouth," of course.
belone (Grk.) = needle, arrowtip.
Oskar Kuhn is written without umlaut.
Ferdinand Broili was a German.
Belonochasma was found in Franconia (= Franken; in old literature "im
Fränkischen"), Bavaria, Germany.
Dr. Markus Moser
Staatliches Museum fuer Naturkunde Stuttgart
Bayerische Staatssammlung fuer
Palaeontologie und Geologie